Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace

Mario Fernando, Rafi Chowdhury

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In Aristotelian ethics, cultivation of virtuous or good behavior is the key to achieving happiness or eudaemonia or human flourishing. Although Abraham Maslow is considered as a twentieth-century “eudaemonist,” there is no comprehensive examination of the link between cultivating virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. Work allows people to become self-actualized (Maslow A. Maslow on management. Wiley, New York, 1998). This chapter considers cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization through work as a process of development of the self toward higher well-being. After reviewing the relevant literature on Aristotelian ethics and positive psychology, we propose cultivating virtuousness and self-actualization at work as a project of the self, a project of growing, becoming, and evolving toward the ideal self. We highlight views that would support such a thesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of virtue ethics in business and management
EditorsA.J.G. Sison
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789400767294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Fernando, M., & Chowdhury, R. (2015). Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. In A. J. G. Sison (Ed.), Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management (pp. 1-13). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6729-4
Fernando, Mario ; Chowdhury, Rafi. / Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management. editor / A.J.G. Sison. Dordrecht : Springer, 2015. pp. 1-13
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Fernando, M & Chowdhury, R 2015, Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. in AJG Sison (ed.), Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6729-4

Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. / Fernando, Mario; Chowdhury, Rafi.

Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management. ed. / A.J.G. Sison. Dordrecht : Springer, 2015. p. 1-13.

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Fernando M, Chowdhury R. Cultivation of virtuousness and self-actualization in the workplace. In Sison AJG, editor, Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management. Dordrecht: Springer. 2015. p. 1-13 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6729-4